Jerold R. Schwartz (January 23, 1939 - May 13, 2009) [70]
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Jerold Roy Schwartz, 70, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Elaine M. (Segerson) Schwartz.

Born January 23, 1939, in Newport, he was the son of the late Charles F. Schwartz and Edna M.(Shea) Schwartz.

Jerold graduated from De LaSalle Academy in 1957. He was a plumber until his retirement at age 55. He was a member of Local #38 and Local #51 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. Jerold was an avid golfer, tennis player, and fisherman. In 1972 Jerold won the 10th annual Striper Tournament on Friday the 13th, catching a 50-pound striper.

Jerold, along with his brothers and sisters, started an annual golf tournament called the Edna Open, in memory of their mother. This tournament raises money each year for the Visiting Nurses of Newport County.

Besides his wife, he was the father of Jerold Schwartz, Stacey Schwartz, Kristen McEvoy and her husband Jim, and Ken Schwartz and his wife Jen. He was the grandfather of Keith, Tyler, Kyle, and Dylan Schwartz, Cameron and Aidan McEvoy, and Kylie Schwartz.

He was the brother of Bobby Schwartz, Peggy O’Brien, MaryEllen Williamson, and the late Jay Schwartz and his wife Roberta. He also was cousin of Jack Curran and the late Marilyn Corrigan. Jerold had many nieces and nephews and loving friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony’s Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 15, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871. For more information, please visit

O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home.